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The French Mathematician 8343

The French Mathematician 8343

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I would highly recommend “The French Mathematician” to fans of math, french history and even those who could care less about math.
This book follows Galois’ discovery of his talents in mathematics and the conflicts in France that make him decide if he will follow his genius and study math, or join the revoultion for democracy in France.
This book is well written and is full of wonderful imagery that puts you right in revolutionary France. I would guess that most people could understand the passion for democracy that the characters in the book have, but this book also helps you understand Galois’ passion for mathematics.
”  – (Amazon review)

‘This is an intriguing and tragic true story about a troubled young man who very likely suffered from what we now know as Asperger’s Syndrome. Evariste Galois was a mathematical genius who had trouble focusing on his talent until faced with what he considered an imminent death the next morning. Under these circumstances and staying awake all night, Galois made an original important mathematical contribution that is still useful today (even though he died during the French Revolution, approximately 1840. The story is told about about his family and personal lives in a vey empathetic manner. It was a delight to read and would be so even for someone who had no interest in mathematics.- (Amazon review)

Author: Tom Petsinis

Publishing House: Penguin Books

Year: 1998

Condition: Soft cover.  Fab 2nd hand condition – great!

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